Sholing 0-1 Alresford Town

Boatmen slipped to their first league defeat of the season in a game that was one match too far after a punishing schedule of fixtures. Alresford had the more energy and hit the post early on, whilst Sholing struggled to work the keeper.  Boatmen were better in the second half, but wasted a few set-pieces, although Alresford were thankful for a great save to deny Brad Targett.  The visitors were happy to defend in numbers & wait for a chance and when a slip allowed Steve Hall to go 1-on-1 with Gos, the forward finished coolly with a dink over the keeper on 78 mins.  Boatmen had nothing left in their legs to force an equaliser, to delay securing the Wessex title until another game - Match Report & Photos

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Sholing Quiz Night

We are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 30th March (7pm start) to help raise runds to purchase a new grass cutter. Sadly, our current mower has given up the ghost and is unrepairable. Therefore, the club needs to quickly source a new one to cut not only the main pitch, but the training pitches at the ground as well.  The Quiz is being held at St Mary's Church School (opposite Sholing Video) and tickets are £5 per person or £10 to include a meal. You can buy tickets from the bar at home games or by speaking to Vanessa Tyrrell vanessatyrrell@yahoo.com

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Sholing 5-0 Hamworthy United

Boatmen moved closer to the Wessex title with a dominant win over the Hammers. The deadliest duo in Non League took their combined season total to 99 goals as both Dan Mason & Lee Wort grabbed a brace apiece. Dan Mason opened the scoring on 6 mins, smashing in rebound, but had to go into the break with just the one goal advantage.  Second half was played almost exclusively in the Hamworthy defensive third with Dan Mason heading in a corner on 49 mins. Goal of the game came on 53 mins when Brad Targett beat his marker and showed great control and quick feet to fire high into the net. Sholing could have scored more, but Lee Wort got two late deserved goals, firstly dribbling past 3 players to drill in on 89 mins and then being set up for a sidefoot finish by Castle in added time.  Win puts the Boatmen, two more victories away from the title, but it's possible it could be secured on Saturday if Horndean lose and Sholing win our game at home to Alresford - Match Report & Photos

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Sholing 2-3 Havant & Waterlooville

Boatmen showed a lot of character to come back into a game from 3 goals down to then dominate the match and go so close to forcing a penalty shootout against a team from 4 leagues above.  Havant, fielding the bulk of the team that started their league game on Saturday, raced into a 3 goal lead. Sekajja took advantage of 2 Sholing players going for the ball to fire into the far corner. Rose then headed in unchallenged from a corner and a minute later, Sekajja had his second goal.  It looked ominous for Sholing, but on 35 mins, Dan Mason blasted in from 18 yards and 5 mins later, he should have another, but fired wide from close range. Lee Wort then went agonisingly close and TJ had a shot saved as the Boatmen ended the half on the front foot.   Boatmen were the better side in the 2nd half and on 59 minutes, reduced the arrears further when Lee Wort drilled through the keeper's legs. In the 94th minute, Wort did beat the keeper with a hooked effort, but somehow, a diving header off the line saved Havant.  A superb effort by Sholing, we go out of the Hampshire Cup, but with heads held high - Match Report

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Bashley 0-0 Sholing

The elements were the only winner as a stormforce wind was the dominant factor in a stalemate at Bashley Road. Sholing had the wind at their backs in a first half of few chances, with Lee Wort missing the best opportunity from close range.  The home side made better use of the wind in the second half, with Gosney saving well from a couple of freekicks and shots from distance, with Dan Miller also excellent at the back. Jamie Bulpitt forced the Bashley keeper into a great save and the Boatmen might have stole a win in added time, but Wort delayed his shot too long.  After 3 tough games in 5 days, Sholing took home a point, another clean sheet and kept their unbeaten record intact - Match Report & Photos

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Baffins Milton Rovers 1-3 Sholing

Boatman came from behind to win after a flat first half, where we conceded a goal from a rare mistake by Gosney. Was a different story after the restart, helped by the surprise return of Jamie Bulpitt from injury. Pete Castle had a header cleared off the line, but then Sholing won a freekick just outside the box & Alex Sawyer blasted it past the keeper for a superb goal. Then Lee Wort scored two goals in as many minutes. Firstly converting Bulpitt's cross via a slight deflection. Then, Wort latched onto Roundell's headed ball forward to muscle past the defender & drill past the keeper. A great win & makes it 25 out of 26. We were also the first team to beat Baffins at home in the league this season - Match Report & Video

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Sholing FC Academy Launched

Sholing Football Club is proud to announce the formation of its full-time academy for players aged between 16 and 18 years of age for the 2019/20 season.

The club is launching a 2-year programme where individuals will have the opportunity to play and train under the umbrella of one of Hampshire's biggest and most successful semi-professional football clubs, whilst working towards a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma In Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) which is the equivalent of 3 A Levels. - For Full Details and to register an interest, please click here

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Pitchside Banner for just £150!

Advertise your business at Sholing FC with a pitchside banner for just £150! We can also design it for you, free of charge. Our 8ft x 3ft weatherproof banners have proved very popular with local businesses, with discounts available for purchasing more than one.  Full Details Here on how to order

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